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Chemotherapy services

Chemotherapy and supportive treatments are provided for oncology, haematology and some non-cancer patients. There are specialist units at each of the three acute inpatient hospitals. Please see 'Facilities' below.


Chemotherapy Outreach sisters
Chemotherapy Outreach sisters

Outreach service

East Kent also provide an innovative chemotherapy outreach service at five community hospitals. This allows patients to have their treatment as near to their home as possible, meaning less time, travel and expense.

  • Buckland Hospital, Dover - Monday 11:00 - 17:00

  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone - Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00

  • Queen Victoria Hospital, Herne Bay - Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00

  • Victoria Hospital, Deal - Thursday 10:00 - 16:00

  • Faversham Cottage Hospital, Faversham: Friday 10:00 - 16:00


Radiotherapy services

Radiotherapy is provided by the Kent Oncology Centre (KOC) at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury. This department provides external beam radiotherapy to patients in East Kent. The Trust works closely with staff from the KOC, which includes oncologists, radiographers and secretarial staff.


 

Facilities

Cathedral Day Unit, Kent and Canterbury Hospital

  • Location: The Cathedral Day Unit is located in the older (1937) part of the hospital along the corridor leading from the right in the main entrance.

  • Open: Monday to Friday 07:30 - 19:00

  • Facilities: 14 chairs

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Cathedral Day Unit, Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Cathedral Day Unit
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Cathedral Day Centre Garden
Cathedral Day Centre Garden

Viking Day Unit, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

  • Location: The Viking Day Unit is on the St Peter’s Road side of the hospital, and is a separate building to the right of the main road entrance.

  • Open: Monday to Friday 08:00 – 18:00

  • Facilities: 10 chairs 

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Viking Day Unit, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
The Viking Day Unit
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Inside the Viking Day Unit, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
Inside the Viking Day Unit

Celia Blakey Centre, William Harvey Hospital

  • Location: The Celia Blakey Centre is located along the corridor leading from the left in the main entrance. 
  • Open: Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:.00
  • Facilities: eight chairs
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Celia Blakey Centre at William Harvey Hospital
Celia Blakey Centre
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Inside the Celia Blakey Centre
Inside the Celia Blakey Centre

Brabourne Ambulatory Care Centre, Kent and Canterbury Hospital

  • Location: Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury

  • Open: Monday to Friday 06:30 - 22:30 and Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

  • Facilities: three chairs

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Brabourne Ambulatory Care Centre
Brabourne Ambulatory Care Centre

Brabourne Ward, Kent and Canterbury Hospital

  • Location: Brabourne Ward is located in the older (1937) part of the hospital along the corridor leading from the right in the main entrance.
  • Open: all the time for in-patient Haematology treatments
  • Facilities: eight single ensuite rooms 
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Brabourne Ward, Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Brabourne Ward

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Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Cathedral Day Unit, Brabourne Ambulatory Care Centre and Brabourne ward

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William Harvey Hospital

Celia Blakey Centre

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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

Viking Day Unit

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Cathedral Day Unit

Viking Day Unit

Celia Blakey Centre

Brabourne Ward


On-call out of hours advice line

Patients being treated anywhere in the Trust may contact a chemotherapy nurse outside normal working hours should they feel unwell, or need urgent advice on chemotherapy on side effects etc.

Phone: 01227 783096.

Frequently asked questions

Can I take part in a clinical trial?

Haematology and Oncology have experienced nurses who recruit and support patients if they decide to take part in a clinical trial.

Is a wig service available?

This is offered to all patients who are likely to experience hair loss. The treatment units in the main hospitals (apart from the outreach service) all have ‘cold cap’ machines which can minimise hair loss for patients receiving specific chemotherapy. While this cannot be guaranteed, it is successful in some cases.

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